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COUNCILLORS Sue Dann and Mark Coker have planted the first of 14,500 trees destined for the Forder Valley as part of the programme of work to build the long-awaited link road. An oak sapling and 20 other trees including aspen, hawthorn, blackthorn and black poplar have been planted today as part of a wider landscaping …

CHARITY St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is to move into the empty Toys ‘R’ Us store on Western Approach. Plymouth City Council and the charity have just agreed a temporary lease arrangement which will see a pop-up charity shop set up within the store. As well as stocking furniture, the shop will also be the artist’s …

KNITTED tea cosies have been keeping the tea warm and raising money for Children’s Hospice South West at the Tors Inn in Belstone. Mango, the pub’s springer spaniel, was the inspiration behind a baker’s dozen of tea cosies made by local Margo Cockell – 12 for the pub and one for the charity’s Little Bridge House hospice …

THE hunt is on for someone to help one of Plymouth’s biggest industries to grow and flourish. Plymouth City Council is looking to appoint a fishing industry development manager to fight the industry’s corner at a national and local level and help the city’s fishing industry thrive. Fishing is an important business sector in Plymouth. …

POLICE are advising the public to only travel if essential, following an upgrading in the weather warning for snow, affecting large areas of Devon and Dorset. The Met Office has put in place an amber weather warning from 2pm Thursday (January 31) which lasts throughout Friday, which will lead to challenges for road users in …

CELEBRATED Invictus Games gold medal winner and motivational speaker Mark Ormrod and South West Devon MP Sir Gary Streeter joined local dignitaries and families to officially open Sherford’s first primary school. The new school represents a £6m investment into community infrastructure and has been funded by the Sherford Consortium – the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, …

A POPULAR running race in Looe is to help raise vital funds for the Cornwall Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal this February. Taking place on Saturday, February 23, the Looe 10 Miler attracts hundreds of runners from around the South West and beyond, and forms part of the Cornish Grand Prix Series of top races …

POLICE are appealing to the public for their assistance to help identify an unknown woman currently in Derriford Hospital. Police were called at around 4:30am on Wednesday morning after reports of a woman in distress and in the water of the boating lake in Coronation Park, Helston. She was on her own and without identification …